PICT holds monthly rituals on the Saturday evening closest to the Full Moon, starting at 7:00pm.

Our mission is to create a place for Unitarian Universalist Pagans to practice our spirituality in community, and for those who are interested in Paganism and Unitarian Unviersalism to learn and worship with us.

Email if you want to participate.



For over 20 years the Pagan Interest Circle (PICT) of the First Unitarian  Universalist Church Society of San Francisco, a Chapter organization of  CUUPS, has been meeting for monthly Full Moon Rituals on the Saturday evening closest to the Full Moon, and for the solar pagan holidays of Winter Solstice and  Beltane. We are an open circle dedicated to providing ritual space for all respectful families and individuals of any age. Our policy requires that our rituals are clean and sober, drugs, alcohol, fragrance and animal free. Individuals who rely on an animal companion are welcome but will need to secure their animal away from the the ritual room/space.

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Saturday, July 16 at 7:00 pm, Chapel

…By the Fire of HER Bright Spirit…

It’s Summer: the Sun is in His ascendency and this month the Mother Goddess weeps. Summer is associated with the element of Fire. This season Fire rages out of control over our forests, communities, political system, the U.S. Supreme Court and, for some, in our hearts.

Clearly, it’s time to create some energetic “control burns” to stave off any more destruction. 

This summer The Pagan Interest Circle will create rituals in our Full Moon gatherings to transform the Fires of Destruction into Fires of Purification for healing, Fires of Inspiration for courage, Fires of the Hearth for protection, Fires of Passion for taking action. We’ll invoke these energies into our Cauldron, heated by the Fires of the Forge to craft a strong vision of a path forward, grounded in the Fires of Love.

PICT invites you to participate In-Person on Saturday evening, July 16th at 7:00 pm in the Chapel. We had hoped to meet in virtual space on ZOOM, but summer months are popular for vacation time and key people are not available to administrate it.

You are welcome to bring any Tools of Fire or objects you may have, that correspond with the element of Fire, to place on our altar. Snack food or non-alcoholic beverage to share after the ritual is always appreciated.

We circle on Saturday evening, August 13, at 7:00 pm, in the Chapel. More information will come, closer to the ritual date.

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Series of 9 monthly classes

4th Sundays at 1 pm PST on Zoom

Class is FREE. $5 per class donation welcome but not required.

For more info, email

This course introduces the practices, beliefs, and history of Modern Pagan spirituality. Participants in this class will create and maintain a student altar as we explore basic altar set up and ritual tools, the wheel of the year, deity, the four elements, and more. We also touch on different pagan paths and examine how modern paganism fits with Unitarian Universalist principles.

If you are a newbie seeker, the class can help you find confidence in your journey and ideas for future study.

If you are an experienced pagan, the class can help you refresh your practice, share your experiences with others, and help you determine if you wish to teach.

If you are UU, the class expands your world religions knowledge while helping you to understand your Pagan friends, coworkers, and family members better.




Here is the 2022 Ritual schedule. For months September through December, dates are scheduled and published in September.If you would like to lead a ritual*, please contact Nancy Buffum at


January 15

February 19

March 19

April 16

May 1 - May Day Sunday 1:30 pm

May 14

June 11

July 16

August 13

PICT will hold some moon rituals for 2022 via Zoom and some in person, in consideration of both the PICT participants who are unable to attend services in person, and those who want to meet in person.  

PICT is a co-creating group: we welcome new priestesses and assistants! Tech assistance is available for Zoom rituals. UUSF church members assist with logistics for in-person rituals at the UUSF Center. Our intention is to alternate months Zoom or in person. If coordinator/s or priestess/es step forward to work together, hybrid (in person plus remote access) ritual may be possible-we currently do not have this capacity. 

If you would like to priestess, help coordinate or support a ritual, please contact to choose the dates. *Design of rituals is determined in large part by the priestess who takes the lead in a given month.



As Chapter organization of CUUPS, we ask for annual $20 membership dues collected each October at Samhain. All our Rituals are open to all; membership not required. Only members are allowed to vote on issues that may come before the group.

To learn more about CUUPS,

check out the FaceBook page "Covenant of Unitarian  Universalist Pagans- CUUPS".
Or, go to and read the CUUPS blog,  Nature's Sacred Journey: Celebrating UU-Paganism & Earth-Centered Experience.

Have any questions?  

Or, if you no longer wish to receive PICT announcements,

please contact Christine Patch-Lindsay. 

or Text Message to set up a time to talk. 415-424-6964.